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How is gastritis treated?

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  • Taking antacids and other drugs (such as proton pump inhibitors or H-2 blockers) to lessen stomach acid
  • Avoiding hot and spicy foods
  • For gastritis caused by H. pylori infection, your doctor will prescribe a regimen of several antibiotics plus an acid blocking drug (used for heartburn)
  • If the gastritis is caused by pernicious anemia, B12 vitamin shots
  • Eliminating irritating foods from your diet, such as lactose from dairy or gluten from wheat.

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National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 13, 2018

SOURCE: 

National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 13, 2018

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